Team News: Nazariy Rusyn available for selection

Sunderland Head Coach Tony Mowbray has confirmed Nazariy Rusyn is eligible to feature this weekend following the completion of his visa application process.

The 24-year-old Ukrainian received the relevant paperwork this week and is now available for selection for the Lads’ latest Sky Bet Championship tie against Cardiff City on Sunday.

In the interim, Rusyn has been involved in first-team training since his arrival from Zorya Luhansk and but will now provide selection options for the Head Coach as they welcome the Bluebirds.

"We will assess him in training and see where he is at. He's a nice kid and he looks pretty sharp. Whether he is ready is another question", said the Gaffer.

Mowbray’s side looking to gain a fourth consecutive win in the league following recent victories against Southampton, Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers.

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